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Kryten

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« on: 05-10-2002 14:12 »
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There. Knock yourselves out.
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« Reply #1 on: 05-10-2002 14:16 »

ummmmmmmmmmm.........no one i know watched MacIntyre Investigates which is brilliant.
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« Reply #2 on: 05-10-2002 14:35 »

The problem is we don't know which shows have been exported and which haven't  confused
Torquemada

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« Reply #3 on: 05-10-2002 14:49 »

Bitchy bitchy, Kryten. I will remember this next time you start banging on about some US TV show that has never been exported.
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« Reply #4 on: 05-10-2002 14:58 »

British comedy I watch in my country:

Smack the Pony
Big Train

I also watch Top Gear.

Never mind the buzzcocks   is good.

I only get BBC1, BBC2 and BBC World.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #5 on: 05-10-2002 14:59 »
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There's two ways this thread could head, it could be a huge success, or it could be like when the council build a special designated wall for people do graffiti, but it just makes people do it in other places all the more.
Kryten

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« Reply #6 on: 05-10-2002 15:00 »

Maybe the thread title is a little bitchy, but in the last few days we've had half a dozen threads pop up about individual shows that I've never heard of. We don't need a whole thread for every single show, especially if it's only of interest to about a dozen people.
Mitsui

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« Reply #7 on: 05-10-2002 15:53 »

Spaced??? I have to mention that if I can.

Actually though I think Bravo are sowing it in the US.
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« Reply #8 on: 05-10-2002 16:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Mitsui:
Spaced??? I have to mention that if I can.

Actually though I think Bravo are sowing it in the US.

Ahhh, and soon it will grow into a fine figure of a show, as long as it's got fertile ground.

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« Reply #9 on: 05-10-2002 20:29 »

 
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Smack the Pony
I watched that
funny stuff. usually.
Lesotho_Leela

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« Reply #10 on: 05-11-2002 04:45 »

I see most of the stuff you all see, including Spaced and Smack The Pony,both of wich I love.
Zed 85

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« Reply #11 on: 05-11-2002 04:54 »

Spaced is a shining light in recent British Sitcoms. It's great. Me and my sister love it.  smile
Impossible

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« Reply #12 on: 05-11-2002 05:47 »

I hope they dont export "Does Doug Know?" I don't want any other country to die of boredom by watching it.
Mitsui

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« Reply #13 on: 05-11-2002 05:49 »

Its not a comedy as everyone seems to be mentioning but is Jonathan Creek just in the UK?? I loved that when it was on, it was so clever!
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« Reply #14 on: 05-11-2002 08:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Mitsui:
It's not a comedy as everyone seems to be mentioning but is Jonathan Creek just in the UK?? I loved that when it was on, it was so clever!

It definitely has comedy leanings, Alan Davies is a comedian, after all.

It is shown in the US, Australia and New Zealand too, see the user comments here

I think it's great, as well. Most people seem to be able to work it out (or at least say they do) but it always puzzles me. I guess I'm just a thicko.

BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #15 on: 05-12-2002 06:32 »

Has anyone seen the new, longer Manga-style World Cup trail on the BBC? It uses the classic Kashmir riff... granted, it is really from 'Come With Me' from Godzilla, but it's still basically Kashmir.
Impossible

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« Reply #16 on: 05-12-2002 06:35 »

Barney - i have seen that and its brilliant!!!
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« Reply #17 on: 05-12-2002 09:18 »

I saw that last night, it looked so cool!
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« Reply #18 on: 05-12-2002 10:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Mitsui:
Its not a comedy as everyone seems to be mentioning but is Jonathan Creek just in the UK?? I loved that when it was on, it was so clever!
I used to enjoy that, it was good fun, I don't bother watching when they repeat it though as I tend to remember how it was done and that spoils it.  smile
Archie2K

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« Reply #19 on: 05-14-2002 13:06 »

Jonathan Creek is the greatest!

Also: Big Train, Cold Feet, Room 101, Have I Got News For You (I assume no other country would get the jokes), and is So Graham Norton shown in other countries?

Those shows may've been exported, I dont know.

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or it could be like when the council build a special designated wall for people do graffiti, but it just makes people do it in other places all the more.

Like some tosser in did in Windsor. The council were gonna build a graf art wall, and then this twat went and tagged all the houses around the neighbourhood.

By the way has anyone else seen those kids programs like Short Change where kids complain about how a skate park hasnt been built near them and that it is unfair that they get singled out by society. Makes me LOL every time.  big grin
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« Reply #20 on: 05-14-2002 13:13 »

What about that show on the simpsons where the family is all a bunch of drunks and they beat each other up? I forget what it was called... Homer watched it on PBS though.
Impossible

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« Reply #21 on: 05-14-2002 13:30 »

Have I Got News For You had been exported - to Austrailia i think....
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #22 on: 05-14-2002 13:40 »

A british show I quite like is Never Mind The Buzzcocks, pretty cool music quiz, anyone else heard of it?
Archie2K

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« Reply #23 on: 05-14-2002 13:45 »
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Originally posted by Chump:
What about that show on the simpsons where the family is all a bunch of drunks and they beat each other up? I forget what it was called... Homer watched it on PBS though.

Eastenders! Frankly it probably never existed.

Never Mind the Buzzcocks is great. When is it on now?
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« Reply #24 on: 05-14-2002 14:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Archie2K:
Never Mind the Buzzcocks is great. When is it on now?

It's on Mondays at 9:00pm, BBC 2 smile

Archie2K

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« Reply #25 on: 05-14-2002 14:10 »

Cheers. Hang on, thats useless for me. Damn poor scheduling making it clash with my drum lesson and the Thin Blue Line.
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« Reply #26 on: 05-14-2002 14:28 »

How about Shooting Stars?
Holly J. Fry

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« Reply #27 on: 05-15-2002 05:19 »

Never Mind the Buzzcocks is great, so is Have I Got News For You. Has anyone else noticed a startling rsemblence between Ian Hislop of HIGNFY and The Brain for Pinky and the Brain?
Archie2K

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« Reply #28 on: 05-15-2002 16:44 »

OK I may as well use this tpoic.

What does everyone think of The Bill? The old repeats on UK Gold are excellent, but the new episodes have too much soapy elements to them like lesbian cops and gay commanders etc etc.
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« Reply #29 on: 05-15-2002 16:50 »

I've never really been into The Bill, but the old episodes aren't bad smile
Impossible

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« Reply #30 on: 05-15-2002 16:53 »

I love Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased). Along with Futurama and some other shows, it is my favourite!
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« Reply #31 on: 05-15-2002 16:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Archie2K:
Damn poor scheduling making it clash with my drum lesson and the Thin Blue Line.

Drum lesson? Do you only learn one at a time?   laff

I wouldn't mind having a go at drums, bit expensive for me though. I'll stick to listening.

Have you got a hero drummer? John Bonham? Keith Moon? Ginger Baker? Tony Meehan ?

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« Reply #32 on: 05-15-2002 17:07 »

"Captian Thadius and His Amazing Tea Machine" is my fave
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« Reply #33 on: 05-16-2002 00:05 »

did anyone else see "At home with the Braithwaites" i thought that was a pretty good brittish show , noone else seemed to have heard of it in Aussie.
Archie2K

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« Reply #34 on: 05-16-2002 03:17 »

I saw a bit of it, but wasnt my thing.

And no I dont have a hero drummer. I would recommend taking up drums, or bass guitar. Both are more rhythm based and both are so much easier to play than a standard guitar.

Guitar player suck!!!!
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« Reply #35 on: 05-16-2002 04:40 »

I still watch The Bill but it isn't as good as it used to be, killing a large number of regulars is also a bad sign for a show.

I watch Buzzcocks even though I don't know anything about the music; it is funny as is Have I Got News For You

I can't see Graham Norton getting exported, certainly not to the US networks, the fundamentalist types over there would have a fit if they saw it  evil laugh
Impossible

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« Reply #36 on: 05-16-2002 13:33 »

I was explaining "At Home With The Braithwaites" to some of our Austrailian friends...I called Megan "The bitchy lesbian" or something like that...
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« Reply #37 on: 05-17-2002 09:38 »

I used to like watching'Men Behaving Badly'. Its on UK Gold sometimes. Its soooo funny   smile
I like watching 'Have I got news for you'
and of course the one and only 2DTV  big grin
Holly J. Fry

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« Reply #38 on: 05-18-2002 07:26 »

I still watch the Bill to see if Taviner will get caught, but I'm not a regular viewer. I even missed the explosion. It was great around the early 90s, they repeated those on Irish TV a few years ago and they got me hooked. It's gone downhill.
btw, you guys could be the people to ask - i haven't seen Polly appear in the Bill since the explosion, was she killed?
Break it to me gently, now. . .
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« Reply #39 on: 05-19-2002 20:42 »

I remmber "On the Buses" many years ago. Wouldn't mind see full episodes of Benny Hill.
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